2012 16&U Club Championships: Melville and SNB claim gold
Gold Medal: Melville Sharks vs. Barracudas Barras
The Melville Sharks have defeated Barracudas Barras 14-5 to make it back-to-back 16 & Under National Club Championships.
The Sharks led by two heading into the main break before establishing a nine goal margin in the second half. They netted four in the third term and six in the last quarter to maintain their unbeaten record.
Luke Pavillard was again the star for the Sharks netting eight goals. He ended the tournament as the most valuable player as well as the highest goalscorer.
Legendary coach Tom Hoad was pleased for the boys and said they thoroughly deserved the win.
“The boys are very happy and in the end they were the best team,” Hoad said.
“They’ve trained very hard for this and their effort shows.
“We were a bit rusty early in the match, but we got there in the end and they finished the match off strongly.
“Hopefully this group of players can stay together and progress to the 18’s level and win another championship.”
Charles Moorman was also strong for the Sharks with two goals, while Kieran Mulcahy netted a double for the Barras.
Gold Medal: Melville Sharks 14 (Luke Pavillard 8, Charles Moorman 2, Drew Verboon, Andre Rebelo, Alex Brogan, Jake Leavy) bt Barracudas Barras 5 (Kieran Mulcahy 2, Hugh Morris, Bede Denham, Alec Mckenzie).
Quarters: 3-1, 1-1, 4-1, 6-2
Bronze Medal: Drummoyne vs. KFC Queensland Breakers Red
The Drummoyne Devils have taken out the bronze medal after enduring an extra-time thriller against the KFC Queensland Breakers Red.
The scores were locked at 6-6 at full time before the Devils scored five unanswered goals to claim the victory.
Coach Petar Petrovic was thrilled with the performance and said the boys had developed immensely over the past week.
“It was the toughest game we’ve had all week and I’m very pleased about the final score,” Petrovic said.
“The guys have improved more in this week than they have over the past two months, and they are now playing mature, senior water polo.”
Rowan Farrell was the star for Drummoyne with five goals, while Queensland’s Patrick Flanagan netted five.
In the fifth versus sixth playoff, Sydney University Blue defeated Hunter Hurricanes Blue 7-3 with Nick Dempsey scoring three.
Bronze Medal: Drummoyne 11 (Rowan Farrell 5, James Smith 2, Adam Hall 2, Christopher Artemi, Joshua Rogers) bt KFC Queensland Breakers Red 6 (Patrick Flanagan 5, Tom Hardy)
Qtrs: 1-1, 2-1, 1-1, 2-3 (XT1: 3-0, XT2: 3-0)
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Sydney Northern Beaches Breakers celebrate their gold medal victory (Pic: (Pic: Paul Seiser/Pearse Photography)
Gold Medal: Sydney Northern Beaches vs. All Hallows A
The Sydney Northern Beaches Breakers have won their first ever national championship after defeating All Hallows A 10-5.
The Breakers led from start to finish as they consolidated a decisive 4-1 opening quarter.
Bronte Halligan, who was named MVP of the tournament, was again the star scoring four goals, while Talia Allan and Kristy Donkin each netted two.
Breakers coach Scott Schweickle was ecstatic with the victory and said the result was great for the club.
“This is the first national championships for the club and the girls are over the moon,” Schweickle said.
“We’ve been knocking on the door at the 16’s and 18’s championships for many years and finally we’ve done it.”
The Breakers led 5-1 at half-time before netting another five goals to seal the memorable win.
“We came into the tournament hoping for a top four finish and anything else would have been a bonus,” Schweickle said.
“But the girls kept sticking at it all week, and they just worked hard for each other and it was a great team effort.”
Chloe Parer led the charge for the home team netting three of All Hallows’ five goals.
Gold Medal: Sydney Northern Beaches Breakers 10 (Bronte Halligan 4, Talia Allan 2, Kristy Donkin 2, Madison Spencer, Danielle Carr) bt All Hallows A 5(Chloe Parer 3, Aoife Scales, Sally Coburn).
Quarters: 4-1, 1-0, 2-2, 3-2
Bronze Medal: Cronulla Blue vs. Hunter Hurricanes Blue
A second half comeback has seen Cronulla Blue claim the bronze medal 5-4 over Hunter Hurricanes Blue.
Hunter led 3-0 at the main break before Cronulla stormed home with five goals to one.
Tournament high scorer Lena Mihailovic and Marlee Byrnes continued their strong championships with two goals each.
In the fifth versus sixth playoff, UNSW Yellow was too strong for the Barracudas Barras 10-4. Torri Morrissey was the star for UNSW with four goals.
Bronze Medal: Cronulla Blue 5 (Lena Mihailovic 2, Corinne Riley, Samantha Mitchell, Caitlyn Roye) bt Hunter Hurricanes Blue 4 (Marlee Byrnes 2, Emily McCallum, Abbey McCord).
Qtrs: 0-0, 0-3, 2-0, 3-1
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The Barracudas Barras won their cross town derby against KFC Breakers Red to progress to the final (Pic: Paul Seiser/Pearse Photography)
The Barracudas Barras have come from 2-3 down at half time to secure a berth in tomorrow’s gold medal match.
In a tight affair, Hugh Morris scored three goals as the Barras defeated the KFC Queensland Breakers Red 5-4.
The Barras were trailing 1-2 at quarter-time and 2-3 at half-time, before they netted three goals to one to clinch the epic semi-final.
Patrick Flanagan was the standout for the Breakers with two clinical goals.
In the other semi-final, Melville Sharks overpowered the Drummoyne Devils 16-5 as they kept alive their chances of back-to back under 16’s titles.
Australian FINA World Youth Championship team member Luke Pavillard was the star for the Sharks with seven goals, while Andre Rebelo pitched in with four.
In the fifth versus eighth playoff games, Sydney University Blue edged out UWA Torpedoes 5-4, while Hunter Blue outlasted Melbourne Collegians 10-5.
Other results saw Richmond pip Melville Saints 8-7, Tasmania defeat Sunshine Gold 7-6 and Hunter Grey beat UWA Green 6-5.
Gold Medal Match: Melville Sharks vs. Barracudas Barras. Bronze Medal Match: KFC Queensland Breakers Red vs. Drummoyne Red. 5th-6th Playoff: Sydney University Blue vs. Hunter Hurricanes Blue.
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The Sydney Northern Beaches Breakers have progressed to the gold medal decider after defeating Cronulla Blue 9-4 in the semi-finals.
A four goal to one second period broke the game open as Bronte Halligan, Paige Wiseman and Kristy Donkin all scored multiple goals.
Cronulla Blue tried to rally in the second half but a 2-1 last period by the Breakers was enough to seal the victory.
Sydney Northern Beaches coach Scott Schweickle was ecstatic with the performance and said the girls had combined well for the win.
“It was a tough game and both teams were evenly matched, but our girls lifted all week and once again they produced a strong team performance,” Schweickle said.
“Tomorrow will be another tough game, but it is great experience for them and we’ll see what happens.”
Samantha Mitchell led the charge for Cronulla with two goals.
In the other semi-final, local hope All Hallows A stormed over the top of Hunter Hurricanes Blue to secure a 13-9 win.
All Hallows established a 7-4 lead going into half time before Hunter reduced the margin to one at three quarter-time.
A five goal to two last term sealed the contest with Sally Coburn netting four goals and Aoife Scales three. Marlee Byrnes was the best for Hunter with three goals.
In other games, UNSW Yellow and Barracudas Barras prevailed in their 5th versus 8th playoff fixtures, while UWA Torpedos, ACT, Tasmania, Melbourne Collegians, Drummoyne Black, Barracudas Cudas and Ovens & Murray all saluted in one goal thrillers.
Gold Medal Match: Sydney Northern Beaches vs. All Hallows A. Bronze Medal Match: Cronulla Blue vs. Hunter Hurricanes Blue.
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Up close and personal during playoff and quarter-final action (Pic: Paul Seiser/Pearse Photography)
Local outfit and hosts All Hallows A have progressed to the semi-finals after defeating UWA Torpedos 10-5 in the playoffs and UNSW Yellow 7-2 in the quarter-finals.
Australian Born ’96 representative Chloe Parer was the star for All Hallows scoring seven goals.
They now face Hunter Blue after they defeated Dolphins 7-3 in the quarter-finals. Marlee Byrnes, Julia Barton and Emily McCallum all scored doubles, while Lara Zimmerman netted two for Dolphins.
Earlier in the day, Dolphins stunned Melville 5-3 in their cross town derby with Tess Jenkins scoring two.
Cronulla eased past Ovens and Murray 15-2 before triumphing 10-4 over Drummoyne Red in the quarters. Lena Mihailovic was again the star for Cronulla scoring 10 goals including six against Drummoyne.
Sydney Northern Beaches overcame tough matches against Brisbane opposition to secure yet another top four finish.
The Breakers defeated Stuartholme Red 8-1 before producing an 8-5 victory over Barracudas Barras. Kristy Donkin proved the match winner with six goals.
In other tight games, Drummoyne Black edged out UNSW Black 7-5, before UNSW turned the tables with a 6-5 win over Hunter Hurricanes Grey.
Semi-finals: Sydney Northern Beaches vs. Cronulla Blue, Hunter Hurricanes Blue vs. All Hallows A. 5th-8th Playoff: Dolphins vs. UNSW Yellow, Barracudas Barras vs. Drummoyne Red.
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Brisbane teams Barracudas Barras and KFC Queensland Breakers Red have qualified for the semi-finals after producing hard fought wins on day four.
The Barras outgunned Cronulla Blue 6-5 early in the day before upstaging tournament favourites Hunter Hurricanes Blue 4-3 in the quarter-finals.
Lachlan Lyndon was the star for the Barras netting three goals in each game.
Barracudas’ other team, the Cudas, also tasted playoff success defeating Cronulla Black 6-5.
KFC Queensland Breakers Red accounted for Victorian’s Richmond and Melbourne Collegians to book their spot in the semis.
Patrick Flanagan was the hero for the Breakers netting three goals in each of the 10-7 and 10-4 victories. They now face the Barras for a place in the gold medal match.
Melville Sharks held off a gallant UWA Torpedoes 7-3 in their all Western Australian quarter-final to set up a clash with Drummoyne.
Andre Rebelo led the scoring for the Sharks with five for the day.
Drummoyne came through a tough 6-3 playoff win over Sydney Northern Beaches, before cementing their top four aspirations with another gutsy 5-3 win over Sydney University Blue.
Rowan Farrell was the game-breaker for the Devils with two crucial goals in each match.
In other tight affairs, Sydney Northern Beaches overcame the disappointment of their loss to Drummoyne with a nail-biting 7-6 extra time victory over Melville Saints, while Sunshine Coast Blue pipped Richmond 6-5.
Semi-finals: Melville Sharks vs. Drummoyne Devils, Barracudas Cudas vs. KFC Queensland Red. 5th-8th: UWA Torpedos vs. Sydney University Blue, Hunter Hurricanes Blue vs. Melbourne Collegians.
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Tense moments in front of the cage for the ACT keeper (Pic: Paul Seiser/Pearse Photography)
Cronulla Blue have cemented top place in Group B with a 13-7 win over Barracudas Barras.
Lena Mihailovic netted four goals to match her five scored in Cronulla’s win over Essendon, while Caitlin Roye pitched in with seven.
The Barras finished the group in second, while UWA Torpedos nabbed third spot courtesy of a tense 8-8 draw against Essendon.
Australian Born ’96 representatives Olivia Mackell and Madeleine Steere each netted four goals in that game.
In Group D, UNSW Yellow and Drummoyne Red finished undefeated as they played out a nail-biting 4-4 draw.
UNSW claimed top spot courtesy of a superior for and against, while Drummoyne sealed second with another heart-stopping 5-4 win over Dolphins.
Hunter Blue and Sydney Northern Beaches were convincing winners of Group A and C.
They now face Essendon and Stuartholme Red respectively for a place in the quarter-finals.
In other games, KFC Queensland Breakers secured hard earned 13-8 and 11-8 wins over UNSW Black and Cronulla Black, while Melbourne Collegians won their first game of the week.
There were some tight games on day three to decide the winners of each group. Hunter Hurricanes Blue pipped KFC Queensland Breakers Red 11-8 to take Group C, while Melbourne Collegians and Sydney University Blue both won their final pool games to seal first position.
In Group A, the Melville Sharks continued their great tournament with another emphatic win. Australian World Youth Championship team member Luke Pavillard was again on fire with four goals, while seven of his teammates all scored doubles or better.
Sydney University Blue edged out UWA Torpedos Blue for top spot in Group B courtesy of a 7-6 win late in the day. Nick Dempsey was the standout for the Sydney-siders with five goals, while UWA’s Lach Pethick netted three.
In the group’s other marquee match, Richmond sealed third place with a 7-6 win over UNSW Wests.
Hunter Blue continued its domination of Group C with an easy win over Tasmania and a crucial 11-8 defeat of KFC Queensland Breakers Red.
Adelaide held onto third spot with a 10-1 win over Cronulla Black and a closely fought 8-5 victory over Melville Saints.
Melbourne Collegians claimed Group D honours after an enthralling 6-4 contest with Drummoyne. The two goal difference was enough for Collegians to advance as the number one seed.
In other games, ACT Fins maintained their strong form with a hard fought 8-8 draw with Cronulla Blue. Tim Reeves, Jake Plunkett and Samuel Sinclair all scored doubles for the Canberrans.
KFC Breakers Red continue their undefeated run (Pic: Paul Seiser/Pearse Photography)
The Melville Sharks have taken control of Group A on day two of the championships after recording convincing wins over Sydney University Gold and KFC Queensland Breakers White.
The defending champions were on fire as Luke Pavillard and Ivan Tomas netted eight and seven goals respectively.
In other games, Barracudas Barras edged out Sydney Northern Beaches Breakers 12-9 before the Breakers played out a 9-8 thriller with Sydney University Gold.
Group B favourites Sydney University Blue and UWA Torpedos Blue confirmed their credentials with comfortable 16-2 and 20-0 victories, while Richmond provided one of the highlights of the day with a 6-4 victory over Alstonville.
Hunter Hurricanes Blue and KFC Breakers Red took command of Group C with emphatic victories over Sunshine Coast Gold and Cronulla Black.
It was not all bad news for Cronulla as they triumphed 3-1 over the Sunshine Coast and escaped with a 7-7 draw against Tasmania.
In Group D, Drummoyne and Cronulla Blue maintained their positions at the top of the table after recording 16-4 and 9-5 victories. They now square off early on day three to determine the group winner.
Groups A and D provided the closest action on day two with Sydney Northern Beaches edging out Melville 7-5 and UNSW Yellow and Drummoyne sealing tight wins over Stuartholme Red and Dolphins.
In a game brimming with Australian Born ’96 talent, Sydney Northern Beaches and Melville traded goals until Kirsty Donkin’s hat-trick proved the difference. Monique Rebelo and Abbey Grosse each scored twice for Melville.
Cronulla Blue netted an astonishing 72 goals in their two games as they joined local hope Barracudas Barras at the top of Group B.
Australian Born ’96 star and Cronulla NWPL champion Lena Mihailovic was on fire with 15 goals, while the Barras were also clinical conceding just once.
All Hallows A and Hunter Blue edged clear of their Group C rivals with convincing wins, while the KFC Queensland Breakers prevailed 7-5 over Ovens & Murray.
UNSW Yellow recorded tight 8-5 and 11-8 victories over Stuartholme Red and Dolphins to take command of Group D, with Drummoyne Red also defeating Stuartholme 7-4.
It was a day of near misses for the Brisbane team with Stuartholme playing out a thrilling 6-6 draw against the ACT in the final game of the day.
Thursday sees the final round robin games ahead of the weekend’s playoff and medal matches.
Sophie Nasser from All Hallows A in action (Pic: Paul Seiser/Pearse Photography)
In an action packed opening day a total of 24 games were played as medal favourites Melville, Hunter and Cronulla got their campaigns off to a good start.
Recently named Australian Born ’94 World Youth Championship team member Luke Pavillard was the star for Melville as he scored nine goals in their two wins.
They sit atop of Group A with Sydney Northern Beaches and Barracudas Barras fighting it out for second.
Sydney Northern Beaches provided one of the highlights of the day as they fought out a tense 5-5 draw with Sunshine Coast Blue.
Three teams remain undefeated in Group B with Sydney University Blue, UWA Torpedos Blue and UNSW Wests all recording comfortable wins.
Keegan Wicken led the scoring for Sydney University netting eight goals including six against the Barracudas Cudas
Reigning silver medallists Hunter Blue defeated Cronulla Black and Melville Saints, while home town heroes KFC Queensland Breakers Red also recorded back-to-back wins in Group C.
In Group D, Melbourne Collegians came within a point of upstaging Cronulla Blue as Lachlan Clarke’s hat-trick helped seal the 8-7 result.
Drummoyne Devils were also undefeated after they beat ACT 7-5 in a thriller.
New South Wales, Western Australian and Queensland clubs have dominated day one action with a plethora of goals being scored.
In Group A, Sydney Northern Beaches and Melville remained undefeated after recording convincing wins over All Hallows Dev, Adelaide and Brisbane Grammar.
Mia Willows and Australian Born ’96 representative Bronte Halligan led the scoring for Sydney Northern Beaches with seven and six goals respectively.
Abbey Grosse and fellow Aussie star Monique Rebelo were on fire for Melville amassing 16 goals together.
There were some close games in Group B with local team Barracudas Barras recording tight 8-4 and 11-5 wins over UWA and ACT. Also undefeated was Cronulla Blue after they scored 38 goals for the day.
Hunter Blue kicked off their title aspirations in style with back to back victories in Group C after Marlee Byrnes netted nine times.
Home team All Hallows A was also strong easily accounting for UNSW Black and KFC Queensland Breakers in the cross town derby.
There is a three way tie in Group D with UNSW Yellow, Dolphins and Drummoyne Red locked on two wins from as many matches.
Drummoyne Red and ACT produced one of the games of the day with the Sydney-siders prevailing 6-5 with Born ’96 player Kaitlin Laycock netting three crucial goals.
In the days other tight game Ovens & Murray and Cronulla Black drew 4-4 with Olvia Bahr scoring twice.
ACT and Drummoyne clash under lights at All Hallows pool (Pic: Paul Seiser/Pearse Photography)
Preview: Who will be crowned champions?
A plethora of future Australian stars will be on show in Brisbane next week when the city plays host to over 700 juniors at the 2012 16 & Under National Club Championships.
Over six fantastic days, 54 teams from 23 clubs and seven different states will contest the championships which will played across four different venues.
Queensland Water Polo Executive Director Jodie Watson said the event was shaping to be one of the largest ever and believed it would be a great boom for the Brisbane school holiday period.
“We’re pretty excited,” Watson said. “We’ve got 54 teams entered which probably makes it the biggest water polo tournament in Australia in history.
“Overall there’ll be 700 athletes, plus 60 coaches and officials, as well as a host of family and friends, so we’re estimating that the tournament will bring around 1500 people to Brisbane.”
In addition to the wealth of numbers, Watson said the tournament will provide an ideal opportunity for the players to increase their development and skill.
“It’s an age group that is still fun to be involved in, but at the same time a level where they want to get serious,” she said.
“Having this tournament just after the Olympics is great as these kids will have a chance to emulate their heroes who have followed the same path.
“Hopefully these next crop of stars have been inspired by the Olympics and now want to set their sights on elite polo and Rio 2016.”
Queensland will be represented by seven clubs at the championships including Brisbane Barracudas, KFC Breakers, Sunshine Coast, Alstonville and secondary schools’ All Hallows, Stuartholome and Brisbane Grammar.
New South Wales make up the largest interstate contingent with teams from Drummoyne, Cronulla, UNSW, Sydney University, Sydney Northern Beaches and Hunter, with Perth and Melbourne also showing strong interest.
The girl’s competition will be played at the Valley Pool in Fortitude Valley and Somerville House in South Brisbane with the boy’s event taking place at All Hallows, Brisbane and Stuartholme, Toowong.
Competition begins at 9am on Tuesday October 2 with round one round robin games.
The tournament will continue throughout the week before culminating on Sunday October 7 with medal games.
Entries received to date
Entries are now called for from Clubs wishing to enter teams in the 2012 16 & Under National Club Championships for athletes Born 1996 and later to be held in Brisbane 2-7 October 2012.
The following facilities may be used for the Club Championships (all are a a short didtance from city centre):
- Girls - Valley Pool, Fortitude Valley and Somerville House, South Brisbane
- Boys - All Hallows, Brisbane and Stuartholme, Toowong
Venues will be determined by the number of entries.
The dates for these Championships are 2-7 October inclusive.
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES
Entries to these Championships are invited.
Entries are now open and will close with AWPI on or before Tuesday 10 July 2012.
All fees will be invoiced by AWPI to your club.
The Team Entry fee is $550 (incl GST) per team.
Pool Entry fee of $20 is payable by all players (not manager, coaches, referees).
Note that all forms can be used electronically, which is the preferred method of receiving forms and information.
Teams will be limited to fifteen (15) players per team of which any thirteen may play in any game.
Please note that the names of players (along with their date of birth and National ID number) in cap number order are required to be submitted to AWPI by Tuesday 11 September 2012.
PLAYER & TEAM ELIGIBILITY
Please note that all players must be registered with their State Association and comply with the Date of Birth criterion.
Guidelines of ELIGIBILITY for Club Championships
1. Registered members of a club may form one or more club teams. Members must be registered with the club prior to the Call for Entries is issued, 12 June 2012.
2. Club teams which include players who are not registered with that club must seek the approval of their State Association to enter the "composite" team.
1. Registered members of a club may form one or more club teams. Members must be registered with the club/association prior to the Call for Entries is issued, 12 June 2012.
2. Members of clubs aligned with a regional association may form one or more regional teams.
3. Teams which include players who are not registered with that club/association must seek the approval of their State Association to enter the "composite" team.
TWILIGHT CLAUSE STATES (SA, TAS, ACT)
1. Registered members of a club may form one or more club teams. Members must be registered with the club prior to the Call for Entries is issued, 12 June 2012.
2. Members of State Association may form one or more Association teams.
3. Teams which include players who are not registered with that Association must seek the approval of their State Association to enter the "combined" team.
Further information regarding referees will be forthcoming shortly.
Please note that all players must be registered.
All Coaches, Managers and Referees must be registered members of either a club or their State Association.
Games will commence at 8.00 am on the morning of Tuesday 2 October 2012.
The program and format of the championship will depend upon the number of teams entering.
Every endeavour will be made to maximise the number of games each team will play.
The format will be advised shortly after entries close.
Teams may make their own travel arrangements. Note that the program will be designed to allow teams to catch evening flights back to their home town on Sunday 7 October 2012. As a guide, teams should arrive on Monday 1 October by 2pm in time to have a representative at the 7.00 pm Coaches/Managers Meeting (games start 8.00 am on 2 October) and plan to depart around 6.00 pm on 7 October 2012.
Meetings for the Coaches and Managers at 7.00pm followed by Referees will be held prior to the start of the event on Monday 1 October 2012 at the Stuartholme School Theatrette.
Your cooperation is sought in having a representative at these meetings.
PRE-EVENT SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Queensland Water Polo is planning an activity starting at 4pm on Monday 1 October, all teams are invited - more details shortly.
Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be conducted during the Championships and all teams are asked to attend in full uniform.
Rules under which the Championships are to be conducted will be advised following the close of entries, as the Rules will be dependent upon the number of teams entering and the event format.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Championships will be conducted under the Constitution and By-Laws of Australian Water Polo Inc.
Your attention is drawn to the Codes of Conduct contained in Section 7 of the By-Laws for Players, Referees, Officials, Spectators and others.
CHILD PROTECTION LEGISLATION
In accordance with the Australian Water Polo Inc Member Protection Policy which is binding on ALL members of AWPI, the following commitments must be met by Managers, Coaches and Referees who have contact with children under the age of eighteen years.
Managers, Coaches and Referees visiting Queensland must comply with State Legislative requirements.
Australian Water Polo Incorporated supports the Australian Government, the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Olympic Committee, and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority in their efforts to eradicate the use of drugs in sport. AWPI has published an anti-doping policy, which will be adhered to for this event.
State Associations, Clubs and teams shall be permitted to promote the event and/or their team within their own state (subject to AWPI approval). However, no competitor, team manager, official or spokesperson for a State Association or team shall make media statements that could bring the 2012 National Club Championships Boys and Girls 16 Years and Under, its sponsor, or officials into controversy. Such statements shall be deemed to be a breach of AWPI discipline and may be dealt with accordingly.
Any person/s found stealing signage or any equipment owned by Australian Water Polo Inc or Queensland Water Polo Inc or any Aquatic Centre or other venues may be immediately reported to police and that person/s will be brought before the AWPI Judiciary. Please note that automatic disqualification of the team from the championship will occur if any member is found guilty of theft.
Teams may pursue their own sponsorship for the Championships, however, in the event of teams having conflict with event sponsors or AWPI sponsors, the latter will have precedence.
Australian Water Polo Inc is vitally interested in collecting injury statistics and, hence, forms will be provided at the briefing meeting to allow feedback of this information to AWPI.
Please be aware that these form require no private information on the player or access to their medical records.
If you have any queries, please contact
Operations Manager AWPI
PO Box 60
Lindisfarne TAS 7015
0408 393 311